Updated: Feb 4
When choosing between using a ceramic, titanium, or quartz dab nail there are a few things to consider before purchasing your new dab nail. This decision is based upon the customer's personal preferences and the individual smoker needs. Stoner Strategies has compiled some useful information to help guide our customers on making a more educated decision on their ceramic, titanium, or quartz dab nail purchase.
Dab nails made from ceramic allows the smoker an excellent full flavor experience with their legal herbs, tobacco, or legal concentrate products. With about a 30 second heat-up time and the most superior heat retention of all the dab nail material options, ceramic dab nails are truly a great investment for your dab smoking collection. Made from food and medical grade materials, ceramic dab nails have an average durability tolerance. If ceramic dab nails are exposed to excessive heat for a long period of time this may cause the ceramic dab nail to crack.
Titanium dab nails offer an acceptable flavor experience. Ceramic & quartz dab nails are truly superior to the titanium dab nail when comparing the flavor experience. Taking only a few seconds to heat up, approximately 15 – 25 seconds, you'll be dabbing your legal herbs, tobacco, or legal concentrates in no time. Titanium dab nails are perfect for those who need to sneak quick dab smoking sessions. The strength of the titanium makes your titanium dab nail almost indestructible to damage offering the best durability option of dab nail material option. However, titanium dab nails do have their kryptonite, if not properly seasoned titanium dab nails may oxidize (thinking "wtf? season a dab nail, seriously?"… It's true read more about Seasoning Your Dab Nail Here).
Quartz dab nails, much like the ceramic dab nails, offer an excellent full flavor experience with any flavorful legal herbs, tobacco, or legal concentrate products you may be dabbing. Quartz dab nails heat up quickly, in about 15 seconds with an average dab nail heat retention capability. The durability of a quartz dab nail is dependent upon the thickness of the individual quartz dab nail. Thin quartz dab nails are susceptible to cracking from excessive use.